Alstom has been awarded a contract by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), to supply components and services for the 2x800 MW Gadarwara super thermal power plant at Gadarwara, Narsingpur, Madhya Pradesh, India. This contract is worth approximately €100 million.
Under the scope of the contract, Alstom Thermal Power will cooperate with BHEL in designing the boilers and supply pressure parts of the 800 MW supercritical boilers along with pulverisers and airpreheater components. It will also assist BHEL with technical advisors during the erection and commissioning of the two units. Key components will be manufactured from Alstom’s state-of-the-art facilities in Wellsville and Concordia in the USA as well as in Durgapur and Shahabad, India. Unit I is expected to be commissioned in 2016, whilst unit II is expected to be commissioned in 2017.
Andreas Lusch, Senior Vice President of Alstom Thermal Power’s Steam business, said: “We are delighted to continue to partner with BHEL on this project. Alstom is committed to further invest and develop in India in power sector”.
The new Gadarwara contract is a confirmation of the strong cooperation established since 2005 with BHEL. It comes in addition to seven contracts signed with BHEL between 2008 to 2012 for supercritical boilers in Barh II, Krishnapatnam, Bara, Yeramarus, Bellary, Mouda and Nabinagar in India.
Alstom’s supercritical coal-fired boilers are state-of-the-art technology. They are designed to address the challenges of the power industry in India, i.e. to achieve increased efficiency and reduced emissions. The supercritical boiler technology helps in achieving about 3-4% higher plant efficiency compared to conventional subcritical design.
 Alstom is the licensor of the supercritical technology of BHEL and is also collaborating with BHEL on execution of the supercritical boiler projects under the Licence Agreement.